Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Name Change

Incase you didn't notice, I decided to change the name of this blog from Beuty Rush to Brunette Bias for a couple of reasons:

1. I figured if this blog was going to be about more than just makeup and stuff it should have a different name.

2. I didn't like the misspelling of "be-u-ty"

3. I got the idea from reading Lea Michele's book Brunette Ambition. (interesting book)

4. I am brunette and I just liked the name better in general :)

So there you have it. I can't seem to figure out how to get the title of the blog actually back on the page for some reason but I am working on it. I also changed around the background and colors, giving it a new-and hopefully slightly better look. Hope you like it!!


Friday, November 14, 2014

I Don't Remember Signing Up for This

It is one of those things they never telling you growing up. Okay, so maybe it is one of those things they tell you repeatedly growing up but being an adult is hard. You have responsibilities, a job to keep, a house to pay for, bills to pay, etc. etc. etc.

When I was in college, I could not wait to graduate and start making money, real money. I have never been a fan of school, like ever. I used to try and pretend I was sick all the time to get out of it (just ask my mom). Don't get me wrong, I loved college. I just didn't like the actual school part of it. I was also working 25-35 hours a week at my part time job at Victoria's Secret so I felt like I was working full time but making nothing. I was sick of having homework every night and being broke from barely making minimum wage.

So when the day finally came and I walked across the stage as they called my name, my REAL name (thanks again, mom and dad...) I immediately felt this sense of great accomplishment. I mean I know a lot of people graduate college these days but it is still a huge thing I sometimes thought I might not get to. The first couple of months were awesome. I just had to work part time at VS and I got to watch my nephew, Lucas, 2-3 days a week. Babysitting him was something I wouldn't change for anything, although it did make me realize just how much work a child can be. But thats a whole other story in itself.

Eventually I started feeling kind of lost, where is my life going? What kind of job am I going to get? How am I going to pay my student loans? Am I going to live with my mom forever? Is there even the slightest chance Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake will ever get back together? Real questons.

Today I have a full time job in Marketing, definitely making more money than I was before but waking up at the same time every morning and going to the same place day in and day out can get monotonous. I love routine, until it gets boring.

This is def my problem 
Image via pinterest.com 

I am 24 years old now, I still have no idea what I am doing with my life in the future. Except I am about to move out completely on my own for the first time so I am sure many blog worthy stories will follow. I am about to do an adult like thing and I still feel like I am 16.

When I younger I always thought what my older sisters were doing was forever away and when the time came for me to go through whatever it was I would feel ready because I would be older. Well boy was I wrong! Wisdom does not just come from age, and I am not saying that to sound preachy, it is just a fact. I sometimes call my mom or sisters 10+ times a day to ask them questions or advice. I am the baby of the family, what did you expect?

I just want to know, when did it become not okay to sleep until noon each day and stay in your pajamas for 48 hours? When did watching an entire season on Netflix become strange and lazy and not just funny (or simply amazing?) If wanting to lay on the couch and watch Vampire Diaries with my best friend all day long is wrong, then I don't think I want to be right.

Again I will say: I do not remember signing up for this!

grown up but not really,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Finally Some Makeup! Small Ulta Haul

Hey Guys!

I am finally back with a real post for ya! Today I wanted to do a haul. I recently went to Ulta to indulge in their 20% off sale (like I needed an excuse…) I walked away with some pretty great stuff:

1. Tarte Holilday "Away Oui Go" Giftset. You guys this thing is amazeballs. It has 16 eye shadows that are to die for, 4 Amazonian Clay blushes, 3 deluxe maracuja lipglosses, 1 deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, and a cute portable compact. You can pop out one of the 4 palettes, put in in the compact, and go! Perfect for the Holidays.
2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Medium Beige and the Airbuki powder foundation brush. Okay, I am still on the fence about this one, I have been using Bare Minerals powder foundation (also in Medium Beige) for quite some time now and lately I just find it leaving my face dull and blah. So I wanted to switch it up and I have heard some good things about the Tarte foundation. I like to wear a powder foundation during the week because it takes me less than 5 minutes to do my makeup in the morning before work and I am all about getting as much beauty sleep as possible (and pressing the snooze button as many times as I dare). I tried the Tarte foundation and at first found it very blotchy and hard to blend. I think the color may be a little too yellow for my skin as well. After another day or 2 of applying, I liked it a little better but I am still unsure if I would ever buy this product again. I'll keep you posted. :)
 3. Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Barely Branded. I really like the consistency of these eyeshadows. I have a couple of the colors now and they are just easy to work with and you don't need a  brush to apply, I usually just use my fingers!

4. Maybelline Lipsticks from the new Matte line in Touch of Spice and Devine Wine. Send out the Hallelujah chorus!! these lippies are heavenly. I am obsessed with them. They are both great colors for Fall. Touch of Spice is my Holy Grail lipstick, it never leaves my side. The formula is really creamy (especially for a matte) and they are very pigmented. I have been really into the matte craze lately so these are perfect for me. I want more colors!! (top swatch: Divine Wine. Middle: Touch of Spice. Bottom: Barely Branded). Then there is me participating in Sunday Bun day and of course rocking the Touch of Spice.

So that was my Ulta Haul you guys, I hoped you liked it and it wasn't too long winded. :) Happy Sunday!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's been awhile huh?

Hello hello! I know it's been a little while since I've posted but it's been crazy around here. I am going on vacation with my family at the end of this week. I will try to blog there but if not I WILL start blogging again when I get back! I really want to stick with it this time around so I will try and get better at posting. Anyways, just wanted to drop this quick note.

can't wait for the beach!!! 😁


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Seasons A.D.D.

So I have self diagnosed my self with what I am calling Seasons A.D.D. (yes, I made it up...whatever)because let's face it-it is only July and I am ready for Fall. I need my Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pink sweatshirts, yoga leggings, and to burn my Fall Festival candle. I basically need to be a typical white girl (I've learned to just embrace it).
I always get bored of the seasons so quickly. Half way through each one I am ready for the next. Now Fall is my all time favorite season and call me crazy but I also thoroughly enjoy Winter. I love the look of fresh snow on the ground and just the smell of the air in Winter. (I said you could call me crazy. But Winter air really does have a smell). There are things I don't enjoy about Winter, like when it gets below zero degrees out or when I have to scrap my car off every morning and most of all driving in hazardous conditions. But nothing can beat the Holiday season. Christmas is my favorite holiday and since I no longer work in retail (which sucks the Christmas spirit out of you before Thanksgiving even hits) I can truly enjoy the season. But then January comes and I am pretty much over Winter and ready for Spring. Mostly because Spring means April which means my birthday( the 24th if you would like to send cards or gifts!! :) I enjoy Spring because by that time I am over being freezing every time I step outside and am ready for it to be warm (but not hot yet) I feel like here in Cincinnati we usually skip over Fall and Spring and just dive head first into Winter and Summer and that makes me angry. I need ALL four seasons, I don't think that is too much to ask. Spring means the flowers start to bloom and everything looks new. Then June comes and it is Summer. Shockingly to most people, Summer is my least favorite season. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy some aspects of it, cause believe me I do!  But since I am now an adult (completely against my will) and no longer in school. Summer no longer means 3 whole months of freedom to pretty much do whatever I want (or nothing at all). I now still have to work 9-5, 5 days a week no matter what season it is. So I don't have much time for swimming or laying out, basically all the things that make Summer great.
I would much rather be cold than hot. When I am hot it is like my body shuts down and I cannot do anything. I feel completely disgusting, it is just not a pretty picture and I tend to get aggravated and (I've heard) slightly mean. My family always makes fun of me because I really don't enjoy the outdoors, I freak out over any sort of insect, extreme temperatures aren't my thing, and can I help it if I just like to be inside?No, I cannot. It is one of my few flaws. (Just kidding, I could write a novel of flaws!)Because you know that the indoors is where it’s at. | 32 Signs You're Not An Outdoor Person At All
Anyways, I don't think I could ever move somewhere where the seasons didn't change because I would go crazy, thus explaining my made up Seasons A.D.D. Now I can't be the only one with this problem (is it a problem? I don't know) but it is something. And please don't shoot me for not being a Summer girl... :P 

Ps. I feel like these are long posts about really nothing. Should posts be this long? Does it matter? Oh well, to each their own. Mine are long apparently so if you made it this far-Congrats! and thank you!! 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Hey Hi Hello

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my Blog!!
Let me just start off by saying that it is NOT easy coming up with a bog name, let alone a clever one. It took me a long (and I mean long) time to come up with this title and I'm still not even sure it is that great. But I digress, I chose it because I have been OBSESSED with beauty and makeup for the past year or so. I started watching all these YouTube beauty bloggers and fell in love! Jaclyn Hill is my all time favorite beauty guru. Everything she says I believe 100%. Her channel is like my Bible. (I am pretty sure that is completely sacrilegious, and I know it is a tad obsessive) but she knows her shit.
Anyways, I have been trying to blog for years and years now. I started one years ago and posted about 2 things that in my opinion, and I'm sure other people's, were just dumb. I had 2 subscribers (is that what they are called on here?) one was my sister Carrie, who encouraged me to start the blog, and the other was my best friend Brittany who I FORCED to follow me. Needless to say, I gave up on that. So blah blah blah that brings us here to 2014 and I am going to try and actually keep up with this blog. It won't be all about make-up it will just be a hodgepodge of randomness (thus is my life). I am learning how to do this whole thing so bare with me!
That is probably more than enough for my 1st post. Until next time...